Rome is expensive. It’s a dense city with a huge influx of tourists every year, so it’s no wonder that the prices there might leave your wallet feeling a little tight. But there’s so much in Rome to experience, and the last thing you want is to have to forgo a good meal or a tour because it’s out of your budget. One place that you can afford to cut costs on, though, is accommodation. We’ve found 15 budget-friendly hotels in Rome that won’t make you have to sadly turn down a gelato.
This is a clean and simple B&B, just 5 minutes from the Termini Train Station. It has 10 rooms. The rooms are clean and tidy, with gleaming white tiles and wrought iron beds.
This is a really budget-friendly option. Only seven of the rooms come with private bathrooms and a mini-fridge. However, you can still expect a comfortable stay. Free Wi-Fi and breakfast is provided. Do note that the building has no elevator, so if stairs will be a problem, you might want to look elsewhere.
Independence Square is 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles) away from the Termini Train Station, and from there you can easily take the metro to other attractions. Do note that the Termini Train Station can be unsafe at night, so travel in groups and try not to get back too late.
2. My Guest Roma
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My Guest Roma is a wonderful, homey guesthouse with a prime location. The owner, Stefano, will go above and beyond to ensure that you have the best stay possible in Rome. It’ll be more like staying with an extremely helpful friend who will carry your luggage, give you directions, and help you to book things. Free breakfast is provided, and My Guest Roma provides food that is gluten-free and kosher. The rooms are as well-stocked as a hotel would be. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Located in Bologna Square, My Guest Roma is just 10 minutes away from a metro station. It’s not smack bang in the centre of Rome, but that gets you away from the touristy sights and gives you a unique Roman experience.
My Guest Roma
Address: Viale Ventuno Aprile, 12, 00162 Roma, Italy
Price: from 60 USD
Access: 10-minute walk from Sant'Agnese - Annibaliano Station
Contact: +39 06 8632 4590
For an affordable, 2-star stay in the heart of Rome, Hotel Giuggoli should be high on your list. You can expect small rooms and the minimum in terms of service and amenities. It’s a good option if you just want a place to crash after a day of sightseeing. Breakfast and Wi-Fi are provided, and the staff are full of suggestions about what to do while in Rome.
The hotel is just a 10-minute walk away from the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica and it is also within walking distance of Ottiaviano Metro stop.
Hotel Dorica has a fantastic location that places you close to all the famous sights of Rome. It’s located near the Coliseum, Roman Forum, and Trevi Fountain. It’s also very near to the metro, so you can easily access the rest of Rome.
Inside, the rooms are small, but clean and neat. It’s a good option if you plan to spend most of your trip out of the hotel room.
Free breakfast and Wi-Fi is available, but the Wi-Fi can be unstable at times. Be sure to clarify about pricing for services with the reception, because this can sometimes fluctuate.
Hotel Florida might be a 2-star hotel, but it has a 5-star location. It’s a 5-minute walk from the Vatican and Castel Sant’Angelo. You can access the rest of Rome from the Ottiaviano Metro stop, which is about 5 minutes away as well.
The hotel is housed in a historic apartment building, which adds a touch of quirkiness to your stay. The elevator is still in the cage style and can only take 3 guests at a time The rooms are a bit on the small side but they are neat and professionally maintained. You can opt for a standard or superior room.
Free Wi-Fi is available. Breakfast is another 5 EUR (5.50 USD), but you can easily head out for some street food.
Address: Via Cola Di Rienzo 243
Price: from 66 USD
The Dream Station offers six striking rooms decked out in bold colours. It’s located just 50 metres (164 feet) away from the Termini Station, so you can easily access other attractions. Otherwise, you can take a 20-minute stroll to the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, and Via del Corso, a famous shopping street
What’s great about Dream Station is that the Wi=Fi is excellent compared to other places. You’ll find standard hotel amenities, such as towels, soap, and a hair dryer. Guests can also use the shared kitchen to whip up meals or snacks.
Address: Via Giolitti 119
Price: from 64 USD
Relias Palazzo Taverna is set in a 15th-century building, but the rooms are chic and modern. You’ll be staying in a prime location surrounded by many attractions; you can walk to most attractions. You can walk to the Pantheon, or take a stroll over the Ponte’Sant Angelo Bridge to reach St. Peter’s Basilica.
A simple Italian breakfast is served directly to your room every morning, which is a great way to start the day. Wi-Fi is available, although it can be unstable. Expect the rooms and showers to be small; it’s typical of old European buildings.
The Hotel Prati is a basic, no-frills budget hotel. It’s perfect to use as a base to explore the rest of Rome. Like most old European hotels, expect everything (rooms, showers, elevators) to be small.
Breakfast and Wi-Fi are provided by the hotel. However, do note that the air-conditioning can only be turned on when the staff deem it necessary.
The Hotel Prati has a great location. It’s right on the doorstep of the Vatican, placing you near landmarks such as St. Peter’s Basilica. It’s also very near to Ottaviano Metro station, which makes getting around very easy.
However, do note that the hotel is facing a street, so bring ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper.
Located in the Monti area, Hotel De Monti has no shortage of bars and restaurants around it. You’ll find lots of places to sample local cuisine. It’s location also puts it near attractions like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. You can take a 5-minute walk to Cavour Metro Station and easily reach the rest of Rome’s attractions from there
Do note that the hotel is on the 3rd floor of a building that has no lift, so if you don’t like stairs you might want to look elsewhere. However, staff are extremely helpful and will help you with carrying your luggage, and give you lots of tips and advice.
You can start your day right with an Italian breakfast delivered right to your room, at your preferred timing. Rooms are simple and calming, with soft pastel colours and antique wood furniture.
Hotel De Monti
Address: Via Panisperna 95 ( check-in takes place at Hotel Grifo, via del Boschetto 144)
This is a small, cosy hotel situated in a residential building. Hotel Paba has just 7 rooms. It’s run by Alberta and her son, who will do everything in their power to ensure that you have the best stay possible.
The hotel has an olde-worlde feel to it, and is well-maintained and cosy. The amenities provided are basic, as can be expected with the price. However, free Wi-Fi is available, and a sweet breakfast is served daily in your room.
The hotel is across the road from the Colosseum, and is a 5-minute walk from the Cavour Metro station.
Hotel Paba has a fantastic location, host, and facilities. It’s hard to imagine such a place with affordable rates in the heart of Rome, but Hotel Paba has managed it.
Address: Via Cavour 266
Price: from 90 USD
Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Luggage storage Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Private check-in/check-out Air conditioning Safety deposit box Daily housekeeping
Hotel Lancelot is a laid-back, family-run hotel. It’s full of cosy, Italian charm, think vine-covered walls, warm butter-yellow walls, and sunlight streaming in through the windows. It feels like home.
Celio, the neighbourhood that the hotel is in, is full of quaint character. There is no shortage of wine bars, restaurants, and ice-cream parlours nearby.
Hotel Lancelot is just 450 metres (1,476 feet) away from the Colosseum. You’re right in the heart of Rome, but you’ll never guess that from how quiet the neighbourhood is. You’re also very near the Roman Forum.
If you like socialising, you can take part in the Lancelot’s ‘Round Table’ Dinners and get to know your fellow guests more. If you’re not the socialising sort, free Wi-Fi is available.
To get your minimalism fix, head over to Relais Guila, a boutique hotel with just 13 rooms. The rooms and amenities are minimal as well, so it’s a good choice for people who prefer a DIY attitude to their holidays, rather than having everything catered to for them by the hotel. However, the hotel makes up for this by providing excellent service.
Rooms are elegant and ultra-modern. Expect a cream palette and graceful canopy beds. A free breakfast is brought directly to your room every morning, and Wi-Fi is free as well.
The Relais Guila is located on the doorstep of the Vatican, and you can walk to the Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Square within 10 minutes.
Set in the heart of Rome’s famous shopping district, Hotel Panda is just a short walk away from famous attractions. If you’re looking to shop at brands such as Nike, Zara, or H&M, then the Hotel Panda can be your base to start your shopping adventure from. The Spanish Steps are a street away, and the Pantheon is just 15 minutes away. To explore Rome more, you can head to Spagna Metro Station; it’s a 300-metre (984-foot) walk from the hotel.
Inside, the rooms are cosy and simply-furnished with red tiles and green highlights. Do note that rooms and showers are small, but the cost and location of the Panda Hotel make up for it. There is also a flight of stairs before the reception.
Address: Via Della Croce 35
Price: from 90 USD
Despite the name, rest assured that this hotel really is in Rome! The Best Western Hotel Canada is a great budget hotel where you can still be assured of quality.
It’s located just 5 minutes away from the Castro Pretorio Metro stop, and you can easily navigate around Rome from there.
The hotel is elegant, although the rooms are a little outdated. Staff are friendly, and you can expect a comfortable stay. Free Wi-Fi is available.
The Hotel Cortina is a city gem. It has a great location, just a 10-minute walk from Termini Train Station and many of the attractions in the city centre. There are also a wide selection of bars and restaurants nearby.
Like most European hotels, expected the facilities to be rather cramped. However, the rooms are clean and comfortable. It’s a good base to explore Rome from, and the hotel’s friendly staff will be glad to give you lots of tips and suggestions. Breakfast is also provided, and it has a wide range of continental and European choices.
Enjoy a fantastic and affordable stay in Rome!
If the number of choices here have left you feeling a bit overwhelmed, don’t worry! When it comes to choosing a place to stay, run the available places against a checklist of what you need. Is the hotel’s location convenient? Would you consider taking a cab to get around, or are you strictly going on foot or public transport? What amenities can you live without, and what will you most definitely need for your stay? With those questions, you should be able to narrow down the hotels here, and you’ll be on your way to finding the perfect place for your vacation in Rome.
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